Valentines is a loaded gun. Okay, I am a bit of a passivist but a bit of a sadist so Taser gun is more befitting. Sure love and flowers and candles make for a memorable evening, but that's my ordinary MO during the week (yes, I know..lucky) but still the question looms- to make a fuss?
I come from the no muss no fuss world for this hallmark of all holidays, party pooper I am not, but waiting for a certain holiday to profess my gratitude leaves me feeling like a fraud. If effort can be made each and everyday simple pleasures trump any heart shaped box of chocolates although don't get me wrong...I can inhale a box of chocolates with Olympic gusto. The Valentine pix fixe dinner menus always feel a little forced ( unless it's fleur de lys in The City.)
What I long for is the cafe experience, the glass of Cava as an aperitif in the evening with M ( Now that's something to make a heart pitter patter.
So what's the ideal scenario to make the most of Valentine's day?.................................... Skip it, no not really. Enjoy. A signed book is always a sweeter gift for your sweetie btw.